The Joys of an Inclusive Sukkot

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Sukkot is one of my favorite Jewish holidays. It has many special halachot (Jewish laws and rituals) that symbolize the unity of Am Israel (the people and nation of Israel) and the need to love and accept one another. In today’s trying times, these messages of unity, inclusion, and belonging are more critical than ever. […]

Shana Tova! Happy Jewish New Year

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For all of you who celebrate the Jewish New Year, Shana Tova! I wish you all Shalom, health, happiness, wealth, and success. May HaShem fulfill all of your wishes l’tova! And may He bring peace and caring to the world! Many blessings, Jacki

Is “Stimming” Okay?

A sudden thought just popped into my head, so I thought I’d share it with you. Sometimes I catch myself doing things, and only in the midst of them, I realize that if I was a person who was observing me, they would likely think I was behaving in a highly atypical manner. It’s Friday […]

Our Journey with Low-Gain Hearing Aids (LGHAs), Autism, and APD

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Progress update two months after my son began his trial LGHAs About a month ago, I shared a post about my son’s new low-gain hearing aids. He is 26, autistic, and has a severe APD (auditory processing disorder). I mentioned that he has limited verbal abilities and that we had been searching for many years […]

Jacki Edry Speaks about Neurodiversity on ASPIKA TV

I invite you to tune in to ASPIKA TV and hear me speak from my heart about neurodiversity and neurodivergence, my thoughts about having a positive growth mindset, and tips and suggestions to make life simpler for neurodivergent individuals! I can’t wait to hear what you think! Thanks again to Rita Hernandez and the team at ASPIKA for this incredible opportunity!

Let’s Talk about Mental Health and Sadness

I’d like to talk a little about mental health- or rather, my mental health. I’ve been struggling a bit lately, trying to avoid becoming engulfed by an overwhelming sense of sadness. I try to avoid sinking into the sadness that feels like a dense black cloud is penetrating my soul. I have realized that for […]